MATH teachers and educators from all over Western Visayas will flock in Amigo Terrace Hotel on October 19-21, 2012 to talk about the new curriculum under the K-12 program of the P-Noy administration.
Themed “Coping with the Demands of the K-12 Curriculum,” the 4th Regional Convention of the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter (MTAP-IC), Inc. has invited national experts to handle dialogues and discussions about the latest updates and trends that will equip teachers with the right tools for the new academic policy.
K-12, to note, is a flagship policy of the government that aims, among others, to have a universal kindergarten and to add two more years in high school, apparently making students more skilled, competitive, and ready to face the challenges in the outside world.
Dr. Harold Cartagena, lead organizer of the event, said: “We will be focusing more on how should the teacher cope with the exigencies of the K-12 program. We will try to give our participants some updates about the new policy, tips on how to implement the K-12 mathematics curriculum, and in-depth reflections as to the implication and intentions of the program.”
The first day of the convention, October 19, is intended for the Inter-Tertiary Quiz Bee contest in the morning. The formal opening program shall be held in the afternoon, followed by the talk on “building of teaching skills” to be facilitated in by Dr. Simon Chua, President of the Mathematics Teachers Guild (MTG)-Philippines.
The next day, October 20, will be greeted by a session on the “Basics of Math Curriculum,” followed by parallel sessions which will feature about 10 researches that concern math instruction. The afternoon assembly shall be used for the discussion on “Coping with K-12 Mathematics Education” to be led by Dr. Ian June Carces, a renowned math professor of the Ateneo de Manila University. Business meeting which includes reports and election of new set of officers will follow suit.
The last day, October 21, shall be graced by Dr. Purita Bilbao, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence of West Visayas State University to talk about the implication of the K-12 program in the tertiary level. The whole three-day affair shall be capped with a closing program thereafter.
To note, the convention is officially endorsed by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. Interested parties may contact Dr. Cartagena at 09088965477, visit the organization blog site at mtapiloilo.blogspot.com or Facebook account: MTAP-Iloilo Chapter./Infinity